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Bitch Planet: Radical Feminism, Empowerment Apologists, and Everybody In Between

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Bitch Planet: Radical Feminism, Empowerment Apologists, and Everybody In Between

In an NPR interview last week, Kelly Sue DeConnick talked about how some fans reacted to her reimagining of Captain Marvel: Carol Danvers went from a long-sleeved bathing suit with thigh-high boots to a full-cover flight suit, and that among other changes caused an outcry of “feminist agenda” and “angry feminism.”

To paraphrase DeConnick, who seems fairly laid back and thick skinned but doesn’t like the internet jumping on her any more than anyone else would, she responded with “This is not angry feminist. You want to see angry feminist? Let me show it to you.”

Out of that came Bitch Planet, a stand-alone series from Image Comics. A graphic novel of the first five issues came out last week, and I had no idea what to expect when I started it; I had some vague idea I might be offended, and that it’d either be some campy cheesecake prison fluff, or enraged political propaganda.

Turns out, it’s hilarious, and at the same time incredibly powerful, if you’re not the easily offended type. There’s tons of nudity, and the men in this world are most definitely the bad guys, but if you can jump past any knee-jerk reactions you have to those things, you’ll find a funny, intelligent, very entertaining book.

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PREVIEW: Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps #1

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PREVIEW: Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps #1

They are the elite. The best of the best. And NEXT WEEK they are rocketing into Secret Wars for a high-flying, explosive adventure. Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at CAPTAIN MARVEL AND THE CAROL CORPS #1 – a brand new Secret Wars series from Blockbuster Captain Marvel creative team Kelly Sue Deconnick and David Lopez along with Marvel newcomer Kelly Thompson! Welcome to Hala Field, where if you’ve got the guts – if you’ve got the moxie, you just might make it as a member of the Carol Corps. The chosen few, the proud, the brightest pilots of all. The Carol Corps soar high above Battleworld, protecting and defending Hala Field from the worst Battleworld has to offer. And the Carol Corps needs people like you! So put on your uniform and strap in for the most high-flying, action packet Captain Marvel series fans have been clamoring for. Prepare for takeoff as CAPTAIN MARVEL AND THE CAROL CORPS #1 comes in for a landing next Wednesday!

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PREVIEW: A-Force #1

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PREVIEW: A-Force #1

An all-new era begins THIS WEEK as Marvel’s Mightiest Mavens assemble for an explosive new series launching during Secret Wars! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your new look inside the blockbuster A-FORCE #1 – from the creative team of G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel), Marguerite Bennett (Angela: Asgard’s Assassin, James Patterson’s Max Ride: First Flight) and Jorge Molina (X-Men)!

As the Secret Wars begin, the Avengers as you know them are no more – and a new team will lead the way! In a secluded corner of Battleworld lies Arcadia, an island nation fiercely protected by a team of Avengers the likes of which has never been seen before!

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Comic Issues #192 – Flash Gotham

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Comic Issues #192 – Flash Gotham

This week your podcast heroes go head to head to over the newest comic book shows to come to our moving picture boxes.  While Anthony supports Team Flash, Elizabeth stands atop the tallest building with the moonlight casting her long shadow across Team Gotham.  After two podcasting champions duke it out in an all out network television battle royale they come back together over the adorable fluffiness of Captain Marvel #8 and the all too much at once Avengers/X-Men Axis #1.

Wanna see the Comic Issues Crew LIVE!  We’ll be at San Diego Comic Fest this weekend October 17-18 participating in several panels and getting into hilarious hi-jinks!  Along with us be sure you say hi to Neal Adams, Laura Siegel Larson, Andrew Robinson, and our BFF Chris Gore!

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Review: Avengers – Endless Wartime

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Review: Avengers – Endless Wartime

When it comes to comics, especially Marvel comics, I’ve usually focused on the Transformers line, with occasional forays into X-Men in the 90’s. Most of my knowledge about anything related to the Avengers comes from the recent movies (*waves madly* Hi, Mr. Hiddleston! You’re awesome!), and when I wanted to try to jump into Avengers comics, something by Warren Ellis seemed like the best place to start. I’ve read Ellis’s Transmetropolitan several times through, I’ve heard lots of rave reviews of Iron Man: Extremis, the man is a god of comic book writing, so I thought the recent Avengers:Endless Wartime would be a great introduction.

The final verdict? It was okay. 

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